The Romanian hacker who claimed to have broken into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server is expected to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges in a federal court on Wednesday.
Hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar is expected to appear in federal court on Wednesday for a change-of-plea deal, according to court records obtained by the Associated Press. The 44-year-old Romanian was extradited to the US in March to face charges including unauthorized access to computers, cyberstalking, and obstruction of justice.
Lazar had originally pleaded not guilty to the charges last month, and it’s not clear what charges he will plead guilty to. Lazar has not been charged with any crimes in connection with his claims about Clinton’s server.
Lazar was indicted in 2014 on nine felony charges of him hacking into the email accounts of top US politicians.
A set of former Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal’s emails were published online in 2013, which exposed a private email address that Clinton used when serving as Secretary of State.
He also claims to have repeatedly breached the server used by Clinton to store her emails.
“For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody,” Lazar had told Fox
The FBI is currently investigating whether or not Hillary Clinton’s email practices constituted a threat to national security.